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Events through Oct. 13

Events through Oct. 13

Transitus, the special Franciscan commemoration of the death of St. Francis, is today. The National Shrine of St. Anthony in Mt. Airy (OH) will celebrate at 7 pm.

Transitus, the special Franciscan commemoration of the death of St. Francis, is today. The National Shrine of St. Anthony in Mt. Airy (OH) will celebrate at 7 pm.

Some Catholic events this week:

Sept. 24 – Nov. 2 40 Days for Life National Prayer Vigil Fall Campaign

Through Nov. 9: “Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress” exhibit of rare books from the collection of Stuart Rose at the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library. No fee. Includes works by Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Shakespeare Montessori, Twain, more. For hours, a schedule of lectures and related events, and an online exhibit of a selection of the books, click here.


Oct. 3, Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at Mother of God Church (Covington), 7 pm. Sponsored by The Mustard Seed Community. For information call 859.586.0279.

Oct. 3, Transitus at The National Shrine of St. Anthony (Mt. Airy/Cincinnati), 7 pm. The Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist celebrate the Transitus of St. Francis of Assissi  (his passing from this earthly life to his heavenly life) with Franciscans all over the world. All welcome.

Oct. 3, Friday Night 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7-8 pm. Fr. Cyril Whitaker, SJ, Xavier University, will lead prayer for the intentions of the campaign. All ages and denominations are welcome.

Oct. 3, Veterans Event at La Salle High vs. Moeller Game at La Salle High School’s Lancer Stadium. All veterans are invited to attend free of charge and be recognized on the field at halftime. To register, email athletic director Dan Flynn, Athletic Director at Participants will assemble on the track near the flag pole five minutes before the end of the second quarter.


Oct. 3, Solemn Traditional Latin Mass and All-Night Eucharistic Vigil for the Little Flower at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), 7 pm. Fr. Jon-Paul Bevak will celebrate; Deacon Br.Adrian Hilton will preach. Blessing with first-class relic of St. Therese follows. All-night vigil begins directly after Mass. All welcome.

Oct. 4, Comboni Ladies Auxiliary Rummage Sale at the Comboni Mission Center (Anderson Twp., OH), 9 am – 2 pm. For information call 513.474.4997.

Oct. 4th, Pilgrimage of Faith Central Trail Debut Hike. This new trail from the Pilgrimage of Faith series of urban pilgrimage hikes visits eight parishes and the chapel at the University of Dayton along a loop beginning and ending Holy Angels Church in Dayton (OH). Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Hike at your own pace.

Oct. 4, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Talk at 8 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing 9 pm. For information see

Oct. 4 Walk for Life in Maysville (KY), 9 am. Begins at St. Patrick Church Fr. Michael Comer, Pastor of St. Patrick Church, will be the featured speaker. Music by St. Patrick’s Youth Choir and the Shepherd’s Mission Church Choir. A prayerful, silent community walk through downtown Maysville begins at 10 am. A light breakfast served by the KC Auxiliary follows in St. Patrick’s gym.

Oct. 5, Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Respect Life Awards presented at 11 am Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati). Bishop Joe Binzer will present awards to Debbie  Nieport, Respect Life Coordinator for St. Rita Parish in Dayton, and Susan Willke Enouen, long-time pro-life advocate, researcher, and volunteer. Sixteen others nominated for the awards will also be recognized.

Oct. 5, Sung Vespers at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, featuring the Athenaeum Chorale, 7 pm. The evening prayer liturgy features psalms, readings, and canticles. Not a performance but a service (participants also sing); much of the music is chant-based. For information see .

Oct. 5, Annual Butler County Life Chain, 2 – 3:30 pm. Participants in this national event will gather at the Government Services Center at the corner of Martin King Blvd. and High Street in Hamilton (OH) for assignment of location and signs. Only approved Life Chain signs may be used. Prayerful pro-life event suitable for all ages. For information call Deacon Mike Mignery at 867-1832.

Oct. 5th, Annual Clermont County Life Chain, 2-3 pm. Participants in this national event will gather near St. Thomas More Church in Withamsville (OH). For information call (513) 575-0138.

Oct. 5th Miami County Life Chain, 2-3 pm.  Participants in this national event will gather near the Courthouse on Main Street in Troy (OH).

Oct. 6-7, PROCLAIM: Equipping Disciples for a new Missionary Age conference at the Dayton (OH) Convention Center. Formerly “The Summit.” For all who teach in any capacity at any level from youth catechesis to seminary and adult formation. Keynote speakers include Bishop Frank Caggiano, STD, DD: Ann Garrido; Tom Corcoran (author of Rebuilt); and Alejandro Aguilera-Titus; other speakers include Sherry Weddell (author of Forming Intentional Disciples) and many local, regional, and national speakers. For more information click here.

Oct. 6, Contagiously Catholic Workshop with Tajci at the Dayton Convention Center, 7 – 9 pm. A FREE event for parish leaders, part of the Proclaim: Equipping Disciples for a New Missionary Age conference sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Learn about Archdiocese’s vision for the New Evangelization from singer, songwriter and speaker Tajci’s multi-media presentation. Followed by 30 minutes of Taize contemplative prayer. Parishes may nominate 3-5 people to attend; more information here.

Oct. 8-29th “Encounter Christ” weekly program at St Ignatius Church (Montfort Heights/Cincinnati), 7 pm. Four consective Wednesday night programs focusing on experiencing the gifts of the Holy Spirit. For information, call 513.471.LITE.

Oct. 9, Living Catholic: in Law. A Theology on Tap Clifton event at Martino’s on Vine in Clifton/Cincinnati. 7 – 9 pm; no fee.

Oct. 10-12, 10th Annual Diocese of Covington Youth 2000 Prayer Festival at Villa Madonna Academy (Villa Hills, KY). Young Catholics ages 13-20 are invited to this dynamic event featuring dynamic and witty preaching from the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Eucharistic Adoration, and more. Register before Sept. 26 and save $10. Schedule, chaperone requirements and downloadable forms are at Fee of $50 includes all snacks plus meals on Saturday; financial aid is available.

Oct. 10, Friday Night 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7-8 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will lead prayer for the intentions of the campaign. All ages and denominations are welcome.

Oct. 11, Why be Catholic? Panel Discussion at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH) 10 am – noon. Three people who have take very different journies into (or back into) the Catholic faith will discuss why they came home: Steven Piskorowski, baptized a Catholic but later a vocal anti-Catholic evangelical; Deacon Thomas Wray, a former Episcopal minister and now a candidate for priesthood in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; and Paul Thomas, who left his childhood Maronite Catholic faith and became a criminal before turning back to God. Question and answer period follows. No fee; for more information click here.

Oct. 11, Latin Mass and Talk on the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary at Holy Trinity Church (Batavia, OH). Fr. David Endres will speak on how the Luminous Mysteries impact our lives. For information, call 513.732.2218.

Oct. 11, 8th Annual Cincinnati Rosary Crusade on Fountain Square (Cincinnati), noon – 1 pm. A Public Square Rally associated with America Needs Fatima. The Knights of Columbus will begin the event with an honor guard procession onto the Square, carrying a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Featured speakers: Fr. Cyril Whitaker, SJ, and Fr. Shannon Collins, CMP. Prayer led by Fr. Matthew Carroll, OP, and Deacon Amado Lim. Singing led by Fatima Spoor and the Community Schola, with musical accompaniment by Mr. Ric Aielli. Images of historic Marian images will be displayed on the billboard across from the Square beginning at 11:30 am.

Oct. 11, Rosary Rally at St. Ann Church (Groesbeck, OH), noon. A Public Square Rally associated with America Needs Fatima. For information call (513) 354-5045.  

Oct. 11, 18th Annual Rosary March for World Peace in Burlington (KY), noon. Procession begins and ends at the Boone County Justice Center; chairs will be provided for those unable to walk the nearly one-mile distance. For more information go to

Oct. 11, Rosary Rally at Our Lady of Lourdes (Western Hills/Cincinnat). For information call (513) 922-0715.

Oct. 12, Choirs for Crayons Benefit Concert at Music Hall, 2 pm. A dozen choirs of varying sizes, types, and musical types, including sacred music choir Musica Sacra, will present a 90-minute “collage concert” to benefit Crayons for Computers. $15 donation.

Oct. 12, 10th Annual Dayton (OH) Family Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton Arena, 2:30 – 4 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will preside. Prelude music at 2:30, Eucharistic Adoration, Live Rosary, Benediction 3-4 pm. Event will be broadcast live by Radio Maria (1600 AM, Dayton/Springfield; 88.4 FM, WHJM Anna/West Central Ohio). For more information see

Oct. 13, Memorial Mass for Fr. Al Lauer at Old St Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine, OH), 7 pm. Founder of Presentation Ministries, Our Daily Bread, St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys, and more, Fr. Al was also a saintly and inspirational presence at Old St. Mary’s Church for years. For information 513.721.2988.

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